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Marking criteria (oral) Chinese/Japanese 1/2 - TBC for 2017/18

Class Scale Mark Descriptor
Language(Accuracy, range, complexity) Task fulfilment and content Delivery and interaction(fluency, pronunciation, interaction)
First Excellent 1st   100 Work of original and exceptional quality. Merits special recognition.Exemplary performance
Exemplary level of grammar and lexical accuracy.Exemplary use of a wide range of appropriate vocabulary and structuresComplex sentence structures are used effectively throughout Task fulfilled beyond expectations.Exceptionally clear and original response to the task.Outstanding and original ideas Fluent, natural and very engaging delivery and interaction. Accurate pronunciation and intonation 
94 Exceptional work of the highest quality.Exceptional performance
Outstanding level of grammar and lexical accuracyOutstandingly wide range of appropriate vocabulary and structuresComplex sentence structures are used effectively  Task fulfilled to the highest expectations.Highly clear and original response to the task.Outstanding ideas Fluent, natural and engaging delivery and interaction.Accurate pronunciation and intonation 
High 1st  Upper Mid 1st 88  82 Very high quality work.Excellent piece of writing.  
Excellent level of grammar and lexical accuracy. There are some minor errors which don’t affect communication.Excellent range of appropriate vocabulary and structuresComplex sentence structures are used appropriately  Task fulfilled fully and appropriately.Very clear and appropriate response to task with some originality.Excellent ideas.  Generally fluent delivery and interaction with occasional short hesitation.Generally accurate pronunciation and intonation, only occasional mispronunciation.
Lower Mid 1st  Low 1st 7874 Very high quality workExcellent piece of writing.  
Generally excellent level of grammar and lexical accuracy. There are some errors which generally don’t affect communication much.Generally excellent range of appropriate vocabulary and structuresGenerally complex sentence structures are used appropriately  Task fulfilled fully Clear and appropriate response to task.Excellent ideas.  Reasonably fluent and clear delivery and interaction with occasional hesitation.Generally accurate pronunciation and intonation, only occasional mispronunciation. But it is generally easy to understand.
Upper Second (2.1) High 2.1Mid 2.1Low 2.1 686562 High quality work.Very good piece of writing  
Grammatical accuracy is reasonably consistent. There are some errors, but intended meaning is generally understandable.Very good range of vocabulary and structuresSome complex sentence structures are used.  Very good fulfilment of the task.Most of the main points are addressed and developed in a clear and sufficient manner.Very good ideas   Generally maintains some flow of delivery and interaction, but sometimes loses flow by hesitation and repetition. Or the candidate generally speaks a little slowly, but in a reasonably clear manner.L1 influence on pronunciation and intonation is noticeable, but do not impede communication much.The candidate may not understand the examiner straightaway. 
Lower Second (2.2) High 2.2Mid 2.2Low 2.2 585552 Competent workSatisfactory performance  
There are a noticeable number of errors. Some errors impede meaning in partsSimple structures are used reasonably correctly, but complex structures are often erroneous.Range of vocabulary and structures is somewhat limitedSome attempts to use complex structures. An adequate fulfilment of the taskMost of the main points are addressed, but some of them are developed in a simple, inappropriate or unclear manner.  The candidate speaks slowly with pauses and repetition. L1 influence on pronunciation and intonation is noticeable, and occasionally affect communication.Occasionally the candidate may not understand the examiner first time.
Third High 3rd Mid 3rd Low 3rd  484542 Work of limited qualityLimited performance  
Grammatical mistakes are frequent, some of which affect comprehension.The range of vocab and structures is fairly limited. Over all the candidate tends to use more simple vocab and structures.Only occasional attempts to use some complex vocab and structures, but attempts are often unsuccessful.. A limited fulfilment of the taskMany main points are mentioned, but the candidate is unable to develop it in an meaningful and clear manner.Or some parts may be reasonably expressed, but other parts are omitted or barely mentioned. The candidate speaks slowly with frequent long pauses and repetition. L1 influence on pronunciation and intonation is noticeable, and affects communication.The candidate may have limited understanding of the examiner. 
Fail High Fail 38 Work does not meet standards required for the level. Evidence of study and demonstrates some knowledge and skills.Unsatisfactory performance  
Most sentences contain errors and the number of errors makes comprehension difficult.Vocabulary and structures used tend to be simple. Unsatisfactory fulfilment of the taskResponse is attempted, but unsuccessfullySome of the main points may be addressed, but in ad inadequate or unclear  The candidate speaks so slowly that it is hard to maintain interaction.L1 influence on pronunciation and intonation is noticeable, and frequently impede communication.The candidate may have difficulty in understand the examiner. 
Fail 32 Work is significantly below the standard required for the level. Some evidence of study and skills acquired, but subject to very serious omissions and errors.Very unsatisfactory performance  
Vocab and structures are very simple and erroneous. It is difficult to understand even the gist. An inadequate and unclear fulfilment of the taskSome points are addressed, but they are expressed inadequately and unclearly.  The candidate is unwilling to speak or speaks with long pauses before most words and it is hard to hold interaction.The candidate may understand the examiner only partially.Mispronunciation intonation is frequent and it causes difficulty for the examiner. 
25 Poor quality work well below the standards required for the level.Wholly unsatisfactory performance  
Low Fail 12 Occasional recognizable words and sentences but they make little senseLittle evidence of grammatical/lexical competence.Or not enough language to assess Failed fulfilment of the taskMost task elements are missing. Very little attempt to communicate.Speech is often unintelligible.
Zero Zero 0 Work of no merit OR Absent, work not submitted, penalty in some misconduct cases